Ed Sheeran celebrates one-year anniversary of quitting smoking

Ed Sheeran celebrates one-year anniversary of quitting smoking

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Ed Sheeran just celebrated a major milestone.

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, the “Perfect” singer took to Instagram to mark his one-year anniversary of quitting smoking following multiple attempts to kick the habit for good during the last decade.

“Celebrating one year being a non-smoker today,” he wrote, captioning a black-and-white snapshot of himself smiling on stage.

Sheeran has been known to openly discuss his struggle to cut cigarettes — and alcohol — out of his life over the years. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015, he revealed that he had, at that point, just stopped smoking for a week and a half.

“It was like a routine,” the “Thinking Out Loud” singer told the host. “I’d do a sound check, have a cigarette, do a gig, have a cigarette, have food, have a cigarette.”

He continued, “It was cold turkey. I realized I’d been smoking for 10 years and that’s bad. I started smoking when I was younger and I’d always say, ‘I’m going to quit, I’m going to quit…’ And then, ‘Oh well, I haven’t been smoking for that long. It’s been, what, four years like that…’ And then when it got to 10 years I was like, ‘Oh… I’m probably getting to the point of no return here.'”

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on May 5, 2018 at 5:50am PDT

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Sheeran, 27, has credited fiancée Cherry Seaborn, 24, for helping him to remain grounded, control his substance abuse, and adopt a healthier lifestyle in recent years. During his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in October 2017, the “Give Me Love” singer said, “I was a 25 year old in the music industry on tour so I just needed someone to balance me out.”

Congratulations, Ed!

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